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Wormwood Pug Moth larva (Eupithecia absinthiata) Watch the first few seconds of the video below and you may understand why it took me a while to realise what this alien-looking thing actually was?<br />
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It was truly fascinating to watch as it arched and looped its way around the hemp agrimony upon which I found it.<br />
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Wormwood Pug Moth larva (Eupithecia absinthiata)

Watch the first few seconds of the video below and you may understand why it took me a while to realise what this alien-looking thing actually was?

It was truly fascinating to watch as it arched and looped its way around the hemp agrimony upon which I found it.

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  1. Cool shot and fabulous documentation, as always! Posted 10 days ago

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The wormwood pug is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Carl Alexander Clerck in 1759. It is a common species across the Palearctic region as well as North America. The species flies at night in June and July and is attracted to light.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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Uploaded Sep 11, 2021. Captured Sep 4, 2021 12:51 in 65 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FL, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO100
  • 220mm